Diving in Crete

Explore diving in Crete

There are dive shops dotting the entire shoreline of Crete, so you won’t have a hard time finding a suitable place to drop anchor. The surprisingly clear blue waters of the Mediterranean beckon divers from around the world.

There are dives on Crete that run the gamut of experience levels, from newbies to masters. A particular favorite activity is night diving, taking the already surreal environment to new heights.

One of the most popular diving areas in Crete is Chania. You can find stone arches, fantastic volcanic rocky reefs, and an abundance of marine life in the water surrounding Chania town. See unique black corals and marine life that cannot be found anywhere else.

Dive sites and dive shops in Crete

Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.

Common marine life sightings for Crete

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You can either fly onto the island, or take the ferry from Piraeus. You can also ferry in from Italy, or from Peloponnese and the Cyclades.

Time Zone
230 V
Bar (bar)
C, F
Greek, Modern
1st Stage
International airports
Nikos Kazantzakis (HER)

Popular courses: Crete


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